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The Reynosa Children's Home Classroom
And Their One-woman faculty

Auction-bought desks get a new life in Mexico


by John Troesser

 

We first noticed the shortage of school supplies in Mexico when we were spending a few weeks there. Our neighbors' children took turns doing their homework with our one pen.

We started bringing school supplies with us each time we went to Mexico. Pencils, notebooks, rulers and pens. The reaction of the children was such that you would think we were passing out doubloons. One little boy with the unforgettable name of Julius Caesar was so thrilled at his two-pencil gift that he walked off and forgot the postcards he was trying to sell us.

This reaction was the same all over Mexico. These simple supplies were treated as if they had value.

 

 
kids in children's home

Desks are tested to see if they fit
TE photo

 

 

We took the supplies a step further when we saw a man in East Texas who was selling school desks for $5.00 each. We paid for a truckload and then transported it 6 desks at a time to a Children's home in Reynosa.... next page


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